Community Development

Chris Haese: Director of Community Development & Assessment

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


To serve as the catalyst to a vibrant, growing community

The Department of Community Development and Assessment is responsible for Local Economic Development, Long Range Planning, Real Estate and Personal Property Assessment, Building Inspections, Weights and Measures, Grants Administration, and Land Use Regulation (Zoning).

Latest News

Order City of Neenah Logo Wear

Stop by City Hall and pick from our selection of mugs, bags, and other non-clothing items.

Purchase City of Neenah clothing through the link below:

Fox Cities Magazine 150th Anniversary Feature

Fox Cities Magazine featured the 150th Anniversary of the City of Neenah in its August edition. The article showcases Neenah’s history from the incorporation to present day.

Click the link below to read the article, located on page 7:

100 Best Places to Live in the U.S promotes small to medium sized cities and is best known for its annual 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. List.

Click the link below to be directed to their newest edition that promotes the Fox Cities and highlights a number of Neenah amenities. 

Business View Magazine Feature

Check out the article featuring the City of Neenah in Business View Magazine. Find the article starting on page 121.

Click the link below to be directed to the article:

Neenah Next Downtown Master Plan

The City of Neenah, in conjunction with the Neenah Central City Business Improvement District, developed a master plan for Downtown Neenah which will create a vision for the future of the greater downtown area.

Residential Driveway Standards

Click the link below to learn more about standards regarding new and existing driveways:

2022 Annual Report

The City of Neenah Community Development Department remained busy in 2022. Check out the accomplishments of the Department by clicking on the following link:

Bird Scooters are back in Neenah!

Transportation can be activated through Bird’s free mobile phone application. Click the button to learn more:

S. Commercial Street Commercial Building Improvement Grant

The City has expanded façade improvement program to the S. Commercial Street district which is generally located between Cecil Street on the north and Alcott Drive on the south.  For more information, click below

Opportunity Zone Information

Click for more information on Neenah’s Opportunity Zone.

Web-Based Historic Sanborn Map Application

Click below to take a look at Historic Neenah using the historic Sanborn maps, dating from 1884-1913.